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Do you have questions concerning the recognition of your foreign vocational qualification? Would you like to know which German reference qualification most closely corresponds to your foreign qualification?

We recommend that you seek advice before submitting your application to the IHK FOSA. As a rule, you will receive free of charge initial advice in person or by telephone from your local IHK. Ask your local IHK for a possible appointment and whether you might have to prepare documents or bring them with you. This enables many questions to be clarified in advance. 

Our colleagues in the IHKs will also support you, particularly in identifying which German qualification corresponds most closely to your foreign vocational qualification. This makes evaluation easier for the IHK FOSA and can speed up the process.

The Chamber of Industry of Commerce next to your place of residence as well as the contact person in charge for an individual consultation about the recognition procedure will be displayed after entering the post code of your place of residence:

For questions concerning the application and the process, you can also contact the IHK FOSA directly via email or on the telephone hotline. On-site consultancy in the IHK FOSA in Nuremberg is also possible.  

Individual advice by telephone:
Monday to Thursday:
9:00 - 12:00 and 14:00 - 17:00
Friday: 09:00 - 14:00

Personal consultation only by appointment.